(Why ‘Problems. Causes. Fixes. Simple!’ came about logically.)
I was trying to think about what’s really radical in our modern era.
This is a long-running background topic I’ve been musing on. I’ve plenty of thoughts, notes and jottings, and so I started sorting through them.
I noticed that, along the way, I’d often tied ‘radical’ to the problems of the climate changing and the problems caused by population growth.
The revelation (as it were) came when I understood that addressing the problems of climate change and population growth and all that comes in their train has little to do with being radical.
Tackling the issues facing all of us on Earth is a mammoth and difficult task. It will challenge a lot of what we’ve come to think of as norms. Along the way, I’m sure a lot of radically different thoughts and deeds will be needed.
But what became clear with ‘Problems. Causes. Fixes. Simple!’** is that the basic, ‘do-this-before-you-do-anything-else’ question to be tackled before looking at climate- or population-related problems isn’t radical at all. It’s the age-old question of being honest about how much you love someone.
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